10 Communication Lessons from Your Favorite Holiday Tunes

Posted by on Dec 22, 2011 | 0 comments

Today’s post is a wonderful holiday-related reminder of the importance of good communication. Neal Schaffer has shared the following post by Melanie Thompson of Radian6. Melanie has created this fun list of 10 Social Media Lessons from Your Favorite Holiday Tunes:

We all hear holiday songs this time of year and I can’t help but listen to the lyrics. What’s interesting is how the best tips and tricks of social media engagement ring true in these songs. How so? Take a look.

1. Little Drummer Boy: It’s all about understanding what you can bring to the table. When engaging on the social web, you might feel like you aren’t sure of what you can contribute, or that what you have to offer is not enough, but remember the drummer boy had nothing to bring, so he shared his gift of music. Think of the gifts or talents you have and how you can share them online.

2. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: Rudolph teaches us not to be the Dasher and Dancers of the world by leaving people out or making fun of them. You never know who might be leading the sleigh next week.

3. Santa is Coming to Town: He knows when you are sleeping, he knows when you’re awake, he knows when you’ve been bad or good…social media knows all too. It’s very hard to take anything back that is posted online. Keep this in mind as you engage.

4. I saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus: This is a friendly reminder that you never know who might be watching or how things might be interpreted. Consider all potential audiences before posting.

5. Baby it’s Cold Outside: Well this song sure says a lot doesn’t it? Can you really tell from the song whether the lady wants to go home or not? She’s kind of saying it, but also seems all too willing to stay. I mean why doesn’t she just leave already? We can all take this as a reminder to be sure that when we are posting on social media, we think about being firm in what we are saying. What do we want, believe and think? How can we share it in a way that’s clear and defined?

6. The Whoville Song (Welcome Christmas):  A reminder not to use corporate jargon. No one outside your small village will understand what you are saying!

7. Do you Hear what I Hear? As the title states, it’s very important to listen. Make sure you take the time to listen for big news and watch the social media landscape change so you don’t miss out on any announcements or changes.

8. Joy to the World: Bring on your joy to the world. Share your passions and make people smile. Think of ways you can draw them in.

9. It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year: This time of year is great because it’s when we reflect on the past 365 days and think about past accomplishments and what you hope to achieve in the coming year. It’s the most wonderful time, because you can start fresh with a new plan and a new year ahead.

10. War is Over: This song asks, “So this is Christmas and what have you done? Another year over, a new one just begun.” Whether or not you celebrate Christmas, this is something we should all be considering as 2011 comes to a close. What have we accomplished in the last year and what will we be focusing on next year?

Happy Holidays!

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